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a mass of slowly moving land ice formed by the accumulation of snow on high ground
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glazier – a person who fits windows with glass or panes of glass
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A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a landmass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation has exceeded melting and sublimation.
[French, from Old French, cold place, from glace, ice, from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glaciēs; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Physical Geography) a slowly moving mass of ice originating from an accumulation of snow. It can either spread out from a central mass (continental glacier) or descend from a high valley (alpine glacier)
[C18: from French (Savoy dialect), from Old French glace ice, from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glaciēs ice]
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an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers.
[1735–45; < dial. French, derivative of Old French glace ice < Vulgar Latin *glacia]
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A large mass of ice flowing very slowly through a valley or spreading outward from a center. Glaciers form over many years from packed snow in areas where snow accumulates faster than it melts. A glacier is always moving, but when its forward edge melts faster than the ice behind it advances, the glacier as a whole shrinks backward.
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A mass of ice that creeps down a valley, scouring its floor and sides.
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|Noun||1.||glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice |
continental glacier - a glacier that spreads out from a central mass of ice
icefall - a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall
ice mass - a large mass of ice
moraine - accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier
Piedmont glacier, Piedmont type of glacier - a type of glaciation characteristic of Alaska; large valley glaciers meet to form an almost stagnant sheet of ice
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كُتلة جليديَّهنَهْرٌ جَليدِيّ
khối băng trôi
glacier[ˈglæsɪəʳ] N → glaciar m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
glacier[ˈglæsiər ˈgleɪsiər] n → glacier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Gletscher m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
glacier[ˈglæsɪəʳ] n → ghiacciaio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
glacier(ˈglӕsiə) , ((American) ˈgleiʃər) noun
a mass of ice, formed from the snow on mountains. gletser كُتلة جليديَّه ледник geleira ledovec der Gletscher gletscher παγετώναςglaciar jääliustik یخچال طبیعی jäätikkö glacier קרחון הרים हिमानी ledenjak gleccser sungai es (skrið)jökull ghiacciaio 氷河 빙하 ledynas šļūdonis glasier gletsjerisbrelodowiec يخچال ( ديخې لوى ټوټې ) دګنكل سترې ټوټې چې دغرو له سرو څخه ورو ورو راښويېږى، ديخې لويې ټوټې glaciar gheţar ледник, глетчер ľadovec ledenik glečer glaciär, jökel ธารน้ำแข็ง buzul 冰河 льодовик, глетчер برف زار sông băng 冰川
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
glacier→ نَهْرٌ جَليدِيّ ledovec gletscher Gletscher παγετώνας glaciar jäätikkö glacier ledenjak ghiacciaio 氷河 빙하 gletsjer isbre lodowiec geleira, glaciar ледник glaciär ธารน้ำแข็ง buzul khối băng trôi 冰河
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